6/2 – Upper – ME

Pushing the presses more and elbows are holding up. Can’t complain there. All nice and easy still.

Incline Bench Press:
45×30
135×12
155×6
205×5
245×5
280×3
315×2
225×5

Bench Press:
135×12
205×5
245×5
280×3
315×3
225×5

Standing Cable Flyes:
30×12
40×12
40×12
30×20
30×20
30×20

OH DB Extensions:
55×10
65×10
75×10
85×10
65×10

CG Bench:
135×12
135×12
135×12
135×12
135×12

Klokov Press:
45×20
45×20
45×20
55×20
55×20

BTN Pulldown (slow negatives):
150×8
175×8
200×8
175×8
150×8
150×10

DB Pullovers:
60×12
60×12
60×12
60×12
60×12

Band Pull-Aparts:
red x50
red x50
red x50

Duration: 70 minutes

5/31 – Deadlift – ME

Deads were feeling a bit sluggish today, but hit the target sets I wanted to without too much trouble. Sumo deads continuing to feel good; hips feeling strong and stable.

Conventional Deadlift:
135×10
225×6
315×3
405×3
485×1
555×1
615×1
555×3
485×5

Elevated SLDL (standing on 4″ box):
485×1
505×1
485×1

DE Sumo Deadlift:
335×3
335×3
335×3
335×3
335×3

Seated Lat Row Machine (chest supported):
200×6
200×6
200×6
200×6
200×6
200×6
200×6
200×6
200×6
200×10

Seated Bicep Curl Machine:
100×12
100×12
100×12
100×12
100×12

Standing Cable Abduction:
37×12
37×12
37×12

Standing Cable Adduction:
37×12
37×12
37×12

Band Pull-Aparts:
red ×50
red ×50
red ×50

Duration: 80 minutes

5/27 – ATG Squat – 3’s

Really nice squatting today.

ATG Squat (high-bar, last set all paused):
135×12
225×6
315×3
395×3
445×3
495×3 (paused PR)

Zombie ATG Front Squat:
245×3
295×3
345×3

BB Rows:
225×12
225×12
225×12

Standing Cable Abduction:
33×12
33×12
33×12

Standing Cable Adduction:
33×12
33×12
33×12

Single-arm Bicep Curl Machine:
50×10
50×10
50×10
50×10
50×10

Hammer-grip Bicep Curl Machine:
50×12
50×12
50×12
50×12
50×12

Band Pull-Aparts:
red x50
red x50
red x50

Duration: 70 minutes

5/26 – Upper

Pushed incline and flat bench a bit more today. Elbows still feeling good, and presses still feeling easy.

Incline Bench Press:
45×20
135×12
155×6
185×6
225×3
255×3
275×3
295×4

Bench Press:
135×12
185×6
225×3
275×3
295×4

Standing Cable Flyes:
20×12
20×12
30×12
30×12
30×12

CG Bench:
135×12
135×12
135×12
135×12
135×12

OH DB Extension:
55×10
65×10
80×10
80×10
65×10

Klokov Press:
45×10
45×10
45×10

BTN Pulldown (slow negatives):
125×8
125×8
125×8
125×8
125×10

DB Pullovers:
60×12
60×12
60×12
60×12
60×12

Band Pull-Aparts:
red x50
red x50
red x50

Duration: 50 minutes

5/24 – Deadlift – 3’s

Decent deads today – all reps from a dead stop. DE sumos were solid this time around to – no real hip discomfort and was able to get into position well. Forearm slowly feeling better – allowed me to push pulldowns and seated rows a bit.

Conventional Deadlift:
135×12
225×6
315×3
405×3
455×3
520×5

DE Sumo Deadlift:
315×3
315×3
315×3
315×3
315×3
315×3

Elevated SLDLs (standing on 4″ platform):
315×3
315×3
315×3

CG Pulldown:
200×6
250×6
250×6
250×6
250×6

Seated Lat Row Machine (chest supported):
200×6
214×6
235×6
256×8 (PR)
200×8

Standing Cable Adduction:
30×12
30×12
30×12

Standing Cable Abduction:
30×12
30×12
30×12

Band Pull-Aparts:
red x50
red x50
red x50

Duration: 60 minutes

5/23 – Arms/Shoulders

Nice upper workout; overheads felt decent.

Strict Military Press:
45×12
95×12
135×12
185×10
185×10
185×12
135×12

Klokov Press:
45×20
65×10
85×10
65×20
65×20

Seated Bicep Curl Machine:
100×12
112×12
125×12
125×12
125×12

OH Cable Curls:
20×20
20×20
23×20
23×20
23×20

OH Rope Extension:
40×20
50×20
50×20
50×20
50×20

Underhand-grip Flat DB Bench:
45×12
45×12
55×12
55×12
55×20

Rope Tricep Extension:
20×12
20×12
20×12
20×12
20×12

Rear Delt DB Laterals (slow negatives):
50×8
70×8
90×8
110×8
70×8

Band Pull-Aparts:
red x50
red x50
red x50

Duration: 45 minutes

5/20 – ATG Squats – 5’s

Good squatting. First and last reps of top sets paused.

ATG Squat (high-bar):
135×12
225×6
375×5
425×5
475×5

Zombie ATG Front Squat:
225×5
275×5
325×5

Seated Leg Extension:
210×12
210×12
210×12
210×12
210×12

Single-arm Bicep Curl Machine:
50×12
50×12
50×12
50×12
50×12

Kneeling Rope Crunches:
60×12
80×12

Standing Rope Crunches:
75×12
100×12
125×12

Band Pull-Aparts:
red x50
red x50
red x50

Duration: 50 minutes

5/19 – Upper

Pressing went well.

Incline Bench Press:
45×20
135×12
155×6
185×6
225×6
265×6
265×6

Bench Press:
135×12
155×6
185×6
225×6
265×6
265×6

Standing Cable Flyes:
30×20
30×20
30×20
30×20
30×20

CG Bench:
135×12
135×12
135×12
135×12
135×12

Klokov Press:
45×20
45×20
45×20
45×20
45×20

BTN Pulldown:
125×15
125×15
125×15
125×15
125×15

DB Pullovers:
60×12
60×12
60×12
60×12
60×12

Band Pull-Aparts:
red x50
red x50
red x50

Duration: 50 minutes

5/18 – Deadlift – 5’s

This workout was a shitshow. Felt slow and weak despite dialing back the working max for this cycle’s deads. Forearm still being a real pain in the ass.

Conventional Deadlift:
135×10
225×6
315×5
425×5
485×5
555×5

Elevated SLDL (standing on 4″ box):
315×5
315×5
315×5
315×5
315×5

CG Pulldown:
150×10
150×10
150×10

Wide-grip Pulldown:
150×10
150×10
150×10

Seated Lat Row Machine (chest supported):
150×10
150×10
150×10
150×10
150×10

Standing Cable Abduction:
30×12
30×12
30×12

Standing Cable Adduction:
30×12
30×12
30×12

Band Pull-Aparts:
red x50
red x50
red x50

Duration: 60 minutes

5/17 – Arms/Shoulders

Easing into things after a long weekend off from the gym.

Seated Shoulder Press:
100×10
125×10
150×10
175×10
200×10

Klokov Press:
45×20
45×20
65×20
85×20
85×20

Seated Bicep Curl Machine:
75×10
100×10
100×10
100×10
100×10

OH Cable Curls:
20×10
20×10
20×10
20×20

OH Rope Extension:
30×20
40×20
40×20
40×20

Underhand-grip Flat DB Bench:
40×12
40×12
40×12
40×12
40×12

DB Tricep Extension:
20×20
25×20
25×20
25×20
25×20

Rear Delt DB Laterals:
20×15
20×15
20×15
20×15
20×15

Band Pull-Aparts:
red x50
red x50
red x50

Duration: 45 minutes